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Furthur Live at Radio City Music Hall on 2011-03-25

by Furthur



Disc One - First Set

01 Jack Straw
02 Mississippi Half Step
03 Dark Hollow
04 Stagger Lee
05 On the Road Again
06 Loser
07 Train in Vain
08 Might as Well

Disc Two - Second Set

01 crowd
02 Hard to Handle
03 Smokestack Lightnin'
04 Spoonful
05 Birdsong
06 The Other One
07 Eyes of the World
08 King Solomon's Marbles

Disc Three - Second Set Continued

01 Dear Prudence
02 China Cat Sunflower
03 I Know You Rider
04 Not Fade Away
05 Donor Rap
06 Touch of Grey


Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Date March 25, 2011
Venue Radio City Music Hall
Location New York, NY

Source Microtech Gefell M210's > Oade M248 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TC-D8
Taped by Jon Pasternak


Reviews

Reviewer: bigjim33 - - April 8, 2011
Subject: Hey Jon
Very nice recording! I thought I was the last person in the world still using dat tape. I have the same setup SBM>D8. I still have my Nakamichi mics (CM300s>CP4 Capsules). I am very comfortable with my set up, and know just how the tapes are going to sound every time. Everyone else has chips and hard drives now. There aren't many Naks around these days either. At shows when I see a set of Nak mics like mine, we give up a high five to each other. Keep up the good work!!
Reviewer: neondusk - - April 1, 2011
Subject: Thanks....
I sat right behind the board and tapers and watched all the hard work you guts put into sharing the wind of wonderful sound with us. I cherished this show for many reasons...this band-Further- has become very special - very tight - unpredictable - fun - and for the first time in a very long time that sense of community that only DeadHeadism can create was very alive and well. Phil was thunderous and loud-Bobby was bluesy and crisp - the rest of the band SENSATIONAL. My only quirk is that John is turned down way too low (certainly not the tapers fault) Yet I know this is the Phil and Bob show but John is the lead gutarist for crying out loud.
Dear Prudence was touching- (havent seen that since JGB @ Atlantic City Boardwalk the day after Keith died) This bands setlist is so huge that you never really know what's around the corner. As a huge Clash fan, "Train In Vain" absolutely blew my freakin' mind and I had to listen to it again and again (thanks to this tape) to realize that YES they did a damn good version of a great song.
But my moment of the night was "Eyes of the World" ---and yeah, the light show and visuals wer out of this world BUT they played it so very well....adding almost a snazzy jazzy lift to it. THIS SONG during this cold brisk night in New York City...on the verge of Spring...took on new meaning to me....with the Gulf in total UNREST and another NUCLEAR disaster seeping into the hemisphere--- aren't we Truly --- shouldn't we Truly be THE EYES OF THE WORLD ??? The hippies were right damn it....way back then and even more so now. Life should be simple and fun----like this night in New York was to me....Thanks for letting me relive it...even if ever so slightly.
Reviewer: Brian M - - April 1, 2011
Subject: Jeff C!
I haven't given any starts because I haven't listened to it yet, but I just wanted to say that Jeff is really playing on these shows! A couple of people have said there was too much piano, but Jeff's solos on 'Eyes' and 'King Solomon's Marbles' were two of the highlights of the weekend for me and my friends (Friday and Saturday anyway - didn't go on Sun)

After last year I was considering retiring from ex-Dead shows as they were getting a little flat, but after a little modest arm-twisting I am really glad I went!
Reviewer: Jinglebell Rainbow - - March 31, 2011
Subject: Where is the Bass?
Since I attended this show I can say for sure Phil played that night, though if you listen this recording you would think he did not even show up. No Bass no stars. Very good performance though I love all the piano solo's never to much keyboards. Who said too many piano solos's? Stay home and then there will be more tickets for fans who are open to great music
Reviewer: AndyBear - - March 31, 2011
Subject: Show Not in Vain...
Wow - this one really has some depth and breadth and goes places I hadn't heard them do before. I like the band's new interpretation of the materials of old - and the new songs and covers they are adding. Listened to this one and the Broome Cty show today while working and WOW! This band is ON and tight. I have been blown away since they began in Colorado - and really hope to find a ticket here in Atlanta!
Reviewer: marchondavid@optonline.net - - March 30, 2011
Subject: Great opening night
All three night were so different from each other, yet each was great in its own right. Loved both sets this night. Yes, lots of piano. More then any other show by furthur (12 so far) that I've been to. It was very upbeat.

I might never see them again in the Best Buy Basement, but I'll catch all the shows at RCMH. The 3 this year and 2 last year were real winners.

RCMH also has the best back drop. It is like an extra large LED screen that is used in some very creative ways.
Reviewer: Bigfolkie - - March 30, 2011
Subject: jon pleasure to meet you
jon it was a pleasure to sit next to you friday night...id never had the experience...impressed
Reviewer: snashforce - - March 29, 2011
Subject: Great recording, fun show
Great sounding recording. Fun show, I like the setlist. However, for my taste, Furthur uses way to much keyboard lead where there "should" be lead guitar. For example, After Bob sings "on the run" in Jack Straw: piano, then eventually guitar lead. After the first "on my way" in Mississippi half-step: keys instead of guitar. After "buy me a gin fizz love" in Stagger Lee: guitar for a couple bars, then falls into long keyboard lead before a little more lead guitar; the guitar lead never gets to build up momentum. They do this with other songs at other shows also. (In my opinion, the highpoint of Sugaree should be wailing guitars, not Jeff's piano.)

I like Jeff's keyboard playing, but there are places in these songs that need Garcia-like lead guitar, NOT extended keyboard lead.
After "take that ride again" in Might as Well:
piano lead. Gimme a break! I know JK plays lead after that, but it doesn't have the same impact as when the lead guitar comes at the right time after the lyric.

Great recording. Fun show. Too many annoying and inappropriate keyboard leads.
Reviewer: mellowmymind5453 - - March 29, 2011
Subject: Train in Vain
This was a fine show with great crowd that was up for anything. Not as epic as Saturday nights show that followed, but great in its own way nonetheless. Had surprise in first set with Clash's Train in Vain>Might as Well. 2nd set had some awesome jamming, especially on the other one>spanish jam>other one>eyes>king solomon's marbles. And I always love to hear china cat>I know you rider - no matter what. From when I first saw Furthur last year and through 3 other shows and now this one- the band is so-o-o tight right now.
Reviewer: Furthurite - - March 29, 2011
Subject: Magnificent Recording!!
Oh man you nailed it! Great sound! Thank you for your time! This show mixes it up and is a lot of fun to listen to. The band is strong and having a blast.
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